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Theatre Of Hate at 229 THE VENUE

Theatre Of Hate

  • 229 THE VENUE London
  • Sunday 4th April
  • AGMP presents THEATRE OF HATE + support: To Be Confirmed coming to 229 The Venue, London on 13th December 2020
    The 5, 6, 7, 8's at 229 THE VENUE

    The 5, 6, 7, 8's

    • 229 THE VENUE London
    • Friday 23rd April
    • AGMP presents direct from Japan THE's - Female Garage-Punk Trio from Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' film announce rare UK date.
      The Specials Ltd at 229 THE VENUE

      The Specials Ltd

      • 229 THE VENUE London
      • Friday 21st May
      • A Tribute to 2-Tone Legends The Specials: The Specials Ltd. recreate the passion and enthusiasm of the 2-Tone Records legends The Specials.
        Nearly Dan at 229 THE VENUE

        Nearly Dan

        • 229 THE VENUE London
        • Saturday 16th October
        • AGMP presents STEELY DAN performed by NEARLY DAN - The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan. Live at 229, London on 16th October 2021
          R.E.M. by Stipe at 229 THE VENUE

          R.E.M. by Stipe

          • 229 THE VENUE London
          • Friday 19th November
          • AGMP presents R.E.M. by STIPE + support // The Ultimate Tribute to R.E.M. - 'These guys are awesome' - Michael Stipe, R.E.M.
            The Blockheads + Support at 229 THE VENUE

            The Blockheads + Support

            • 229 THE VENUE London
            • Saturday 20th November
            • AGMP presents The Blockheads + Support at 229, London on Saturday 20th November 2021
              U.K Subs  at 229 THE VENUE

              U.K Subs

              • 229 THE VENUE London
              • Saturday 11th December
              • AGMP presents U.K. Subs - Brand New Age - 40th Anniversary Concert on Saturday 11th December 2021 at 229 in London

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                • As Night Falls to tour the UK - London Show

                  15th Feb 2018

                  Symphonic Metal band As Night Falls are coming to the UK to play 2 special shows in March 2018. They will be joined onstage by very special guests Serpentyne. The two evenings will present the best of British and Polish !

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                229 THE VENUE venue information

                229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which first opened its doors in 1965 as part of International Students House (ISH). The Charity opened essentially as an accommodation centre supporting British and overseas students whilst they studied at different Universities in London. Since then the venue has played host to, many gigs, awards ceremonies, club nights, weekend festivals and music related events. All profit is ploughed back into the Charity and helps funds our Scholarship programmes for students from less advantaged countries.

                In April 2007 after a major refurbishment and a technical overhaul, 229 was launched as a dedicated live music and entertainments venue and in its early days, hosted the likes of The Beta Band, The Sneaker Pimps, Razorlight, Biffy Clyro, The Twang, The Noisettes, The Duke Spirit and The Mystery Jets.

                In 2008, Island Records showcased Florence and the Machine in the smaller Venue 2 and a year later she won her first Brit Award. Likewise in 2010, we hosted Tinie Tempah, in what was a special gig for his label, friends and family and that night he went to number one in the download charts, with ‘Pass Out’. A year later he also won a Brit!

                Since those early years some of the other artists who have played at 229 to date include: Example, Friendly Fires, Foals, Gnarls Barkley, The Magic Numbers, Primal Scream, Keane, Steve Cropper, The Correspondents, Ill Nino and Steel Panther.

                More recently, Chrissie Hynde, Labrinth, Newton Faulkner, Seasick Steve and James Arthur have all performed in the smaller Venue 2 space (150 capacity). Kings of Leon launched their 2016 album, ‘Walls’ and Paul Weller warmed up for his World Tour in 2017. Both events took place in our main Venue 1, 620 capacity room.

                In 2013 we hosted two celebratory events in honor of Nigerian singer/political figure Fela Kuti. This fantastic Afro Beats event also featured guest artists including legendary drummers, Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, plus Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes.

                229 is becoming well respected for its cultural diversity in hosting acts from all over the world and we have continued to develop working relationships with promoters from all over Europe and beyond. In particular we host regular nights promoting the top artists from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
                We also hosted some acts from further afield including; Bamboo, a legend from the Philippines, Josh from Pakistan and also Egyptian band, Cairokee.

                In 2016 we Lebanese band Mashrou Leila, played their first ever London show, plus Iranian artist Shahin Najafi, also performed in the UK for the first time.

                As well as working with many leading independent and national promoters, 229 runs its own promotions and supports grassroots music striving to give young and up and coming artists and bands a platform to perform and promote their music.

                229 runs with D&B PA across all venues and we have invested significantly in lighting and production over recent years, including newly renovated back stage dressing rooms, green room and production facilities.

                229 is available for hire and its multi-faceted layout and extensive technical capabilities means it is capable of handling a wide range of events including: live music gigs, club nights, private corporate events, live comedy nights, fashion shows, filming & photo shoots, gala dinners and radio shows plus much more.

                Both V1 & V2 can run independently or together as one, and with good production facilities and a friendly, hard working team of staff, we can provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of events and comprehensive event management.

                Our location in Central London, excellent sound and production facilities make 229 one of the leading small – medium sized venues in the UK.

                Venue contact details and info

                Name: 229 THE VENUE

                Phone: 020 7631 8379

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                Music Policy: Live music

                Dress code: Smart Casual

                Opening hours: Dependent on show, times usually released on the day

                Food served: No

                Parking: On street parking

                Address: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN


                Capacity: 760

                Type of venue: Nightclub

                Clientele: Music fans

                Drinks served: Yes

                Disabled facilities: Yes

                Nearest Bus Stop: Euston Road or Great Portland Street

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